With November gone and December just getting going, the NBA is officially kicking into full gear with an exciting month of basketball coming up, and a lot of story lines rounding into place.
Of course, the big focus for the month is going to be Christmas Day, which has become the biggest day of regular season basketball for the NBA, but there's going to be a lot more than that on the docket.
There's a matchup between last year's two NBA Finals competitors, the most-hyped Western Conference teams end up playing each other and a few installments of the exciting Nets-Knicks rivalry.
A lot can change in the span of a month, and a few games may go from undeniably uninteresting to completely compelling within a few weeks, but most of the following games should be able to hold up their luster unless an injury derails the hype.
So for now, let's take a look at what we've got coming up in the next month and make a few assumptions and predictions about what will go down in the biggest games.